Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again)

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Medible review federal medical marijuana protections temporarily extended again

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional leadership voted to enact a four-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date.

The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.”

Tags: Dana Rohrabacher, Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Drug Enforcement Administration, Earl Blumenauer, Jeff Sessions, Patrick Leahy, Pete Sessions, Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment

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